THQ and Outrage combine talents
THQ Inc. announced today that it has added the developing company Outrage Entertainment. Best known for the PC title, Descent, Outrage Entertainment is based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is preparing an action game for the PS2, which will be unveiled by THQ at E3 this May. In related news, THQ has announced a new development studio, Cranky Pants Games, which is currently working on a GameCube title for 2003.
"Securing top creative talent is one of the keys to fostering continued growth for THQ," stated Jack Sorensen, executive vice president, Worldwide Studios. "We are thrilled to be executing on our strategy of bolstering our internal game development with the leading original content and technology creators at Outrage. Our internal development expertise now rivals that of every industry leader with more than 300 programmers, artists and designers spread across the globe."
"Very few publishers have the reputation and outlook for growth that THQ does," stated Matt Toschlog, general manager, Outrage. "We’re delighted to be a part of that growth and we look forward to being able to focus on making great games."
"THQ has consistently demonstrated a commitment to quality entertainment and growth," stated David Bollesen, general manager, Cranky Pants Games. "Teaming up with THQ to bring first class products on the next generation game consoles is something we are really excited about."
4/4/2002 Matt Stensrud